The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha in Toowong area is a great place to lose a day with the kids or lose the kids, whatever you fancy.
With about 52 hectare’s of gardens to explore it takes us around 45 minutes to an hour to get there from the North side of Brisbane, so if you go, get there a little early so you can take everything in and also not be rushed.
The Gardens are open every day and entry to the park is free, so take a picnic rug and some lunch.
The Botanic Gardens feature a multitude of different things to see and do, the last time we were there, there was a brass band playing for the afternoon and also a model photo shoot happening too, so always something to look at as well as the living museum of plant life that exists here.
The whole place has footpaths and walking tracks so it’s easy to get around with a stroller or pram too and also parking the car wasn’t a problem either.
The Japanese Gardens, Freedom Wall Monument, The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Guided Walks, Mini Bus Tours, Gardening Workshops, Photography Classes & lessons, Children’s Story Time, Afternoon Symphony’s, Arid Zone & Cactus House, 27 Hectare’s of Australian Native Plants, Bonsai House, Fern House, Fragrant Plant & Herb Garden, Hide n Seek Children’s Trail, Picnic Areas, Lakes, Botanical Function Centre & Café, Library, Queensland Herbarium, Plant Identification, Fruit Trees, Eucalypt Forest, Native Plants, Bromeliad’s, Fig Collection, African Plants, American Plants, Conifer’s, Totems, Wetlands, Toilets, Drinking Fountains, Lagoon & Bamboo Grove, Rainforests and the Tropical Display Dome is just a quick rundown of what located or happening in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens, so as I said previously, there is a lot of stuff to do and see in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.